Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Colorectal cancer, which is a major health-concern in India can now be prevented at a early stage.
Scientists have come up with a new device called G-EYE, which can help in detecting colorectal cancer at an early stage.
G-EYE, an endoscopy technology which is claimed to detect gastrointestinal diseases more accurately was introduced in India during the event, organised by Smart Medical Systems- manufacturer of gastrointestinal endoscopy devices along with enhanced technology products supplier Ventura Business Solutions.
Colorectal cancer which is mainly caused by genetic disorders or environmental factors, is gradually becoming a major health concern.
Currently, around four per cent of Indians are diagnosed by colorectal cancer while it is the third most common cancer among men and second most common in women worldwide.
“There is a serious gap in detection of gastronomical diseases in many countries and colorectal cancer is becoming a growing reason for deaths in western countries.
There is a high rate of colorectal cancer patients among Indians who have migrated to US,” said Zamir Halpern, Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel at the event.
(With IANS inputs)